We got another long weekend on the March 1st as it was a national holiday. This holiday is known as Independence Day or the Samil Movement, it was one of the earliest public displays of Korean resistance during the occupation of the Korean Empire by Japan. Yippeeee for national holidays!
We decided to go to Seoul for two nights. David, myself, Amanda and Brandon have been on a strict healthy eating and exercise regime since the 1st January and Friday the 28th February was officially the LAST day! So it was inevitable that Seoul was going to be a junk food and alcohol fest!!!
For this weekend we decided to stay in a hostel in Hong-dae called Pencil Second. All four of us stayed in one room, which was an apartment style dorm. It cost 17,000 won per person per night.
We arrived in Seoul on Friday afternoon and we spent the remainder of the day/evening shopping and eating, predominantly in Sinchon and Itaewon. We ate dinner at an American Diner. The food is very bad for you but it is also very delicious!
On Saturday we done a lot more shopping and eating. This time we went to Sinseol-dong Flea Market. I bought a cute picnic basket for two. For lunch we headed to Myeongdong. We ate at a Japanese restaurant as well as indulging in a variety of other snacks!
In the evening we all headed out for more food and some drinks. We ended up in a Nori bang in Hongdae. It was a lot of fun…well what I can remember from it anyway!